Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
at home, we are joined by karen kasler, capital bureau chief for ohio public radio and television. and jon ralston, political columnist for the las vegas sun and host of the television show "face to face with jon ralston." >> woodruff: it's great to see you both again. an john ralston i'm going to start with you. is that description we heard from jay carney at the white house, the voters are frustrated with dysfunction, does that sound like wh you're hearing in nevada? or what are you hearing? >> yeah, judy, i think it is pretty of the name out-- same out here or worse than it is in the rest of the country. remember we have maybe the worst economy in the country, highest unemployment rate. we are the center of the foreclosure crisis in america. more than half the people who live here who are homeowners, their homes are underwater. so people up here are up set. they have been for some time. and yeah, the anti-washington sentiment which is kind of endemic to nevada in the first place is only accentuated by what is going on right now. >> woodruff: so what's going on right now, you're saying,
Jul 8, 2011 8:30pm PDT
defense spending stance. other candidates, ronpaul, jon huntsman are for@shrinking the dget. it about 5%. at the ends of the clinton era it was 3. i think there's tremendo appetite in both parties to lower defense spendi. what will @@republicans offer t democrats in return for getting entitlement reform and they don't want raise@taxes. they might office defen cu. >> south carolina senator setor grahamcan't imagine a repuican running to the left of president @@obama on defense but i thk it's reall9 hard to see what is the emerging rldview ming from this sets republans but they've been freed by the@fact there's a democrat in the white house to be @@critical of military engagements but haven't defined and@what they uld do 'ithout that. >> what @@do you think? two prisms. one is operational. draw down afghanistan and the war in iraq. that saves money. the other one retitive systems. the f35, there was a dual engine, the projects 15, 20 years. it was killed in the 2011 budget deal. john boehner cared about that, built outside of his district. he let that stay. individual pjects like that
Jul 15, 2011 11:00pm PDT
thisendment. they will do this political posturing t behind the scen i can tell you know jon kyl, the number two republican in the senate, eric cantor number two republican in the house, they areehind the scenes meeting to figure out how much of these spending cut does you need in the mcconnell, plus i agree with hans t is mcconnell plus and harry reid and s commission, all that gets lumped in together. the white house by the way, jack lou, bill daly, these guys, they're involved in the re-- reid mcconnell negotiations at this point. >> rose: right. >> so this is, it's being put together, okay. and it's a little bit of mcconnell, as hans put it, a little bit of the cuts that they had agreed to on biden d then throwing in harry reid's commission. >> rose: tha you, chuck, great to you have on the program. >> great to see you, sir. >> rose: hans, welcome and we'll see you again soon. >>hanks for having me. >> rose: we move nowo the glob economy and the challenges to it. not only in the con secretaries-- context of the president's press conference, also the fact that the european union issued re
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
politicians. if he were here today he could be with jon stewart, he could be anybody, he uld be with stephen colbert and meet them eye to eye. that he was funny. how often have w seen a polician like that? not in a long time. >> rose: how do you think president obama's doing on those standards? >> well, i think the one thing he did care about, lincoln, originally, the emotional intelligence set of issues, i think he does have those. when you watch him around a table he makes sure everybody speaks, h listens to people with opposing advice. i think the thing you ve to learn when you get into the presidency is that a certain point you can't listen anymore. lincoln finally said "consensus can be paralyzing, you have to decide when to act." >> rose: wow. >> so that everyone around a table, for example, he debated emancipation for two months, three months, and everybody had different points of view. don't do it, do it, do it yesterday. he finally decided i'm making my mind up and issuing the emancipation proclamation. he goes to the cabinet and says "i don't want your ideas. i've made up my mind.